I was just outside with Charlie and the caterpillars are now on the Carolina Jessamine vine. I don’t know much about caterpillars. Probably need to do some reading.

I don’t recall having them last year. Or any caterpillar for that matter.

Does that mean I’ve planted some type of plant that attracted them to my yard?

The Night Creature:

Whatever night creature that is lurking outside must have wandered all over the patio.

As soon as I let Charlie out he rushes around sniffing, on the hunt for this creature that’s driving him and me both crazy. He sure doesn’t look like he’s having trouble getting around out there!

He tries to insert himself into every nook and cranny hunting for it.

Cherry Tomatoes:

I noticed that my little tomatoes are probably not what I thought they were. I saw this morning that one has turned yellow. So I must have bought a type of cherry tomato. I just can’t recall what kind I bought now.

But I’ll be eating tomatoes soon and I look forward to that.

Plant Caddies For Heavy Pots:

I’m so thankful that I have the heavy pots on rolling plant caddies because some look very hot and defeated at times, and now I can just roll them into a bit of shade.

I think what hurt my back was lifting one of the heavy pots to adjust it on the caddie because it appears the wheel is halfway broken.

The pot was kind of listing to the side and you know I have to have everything straight. Plus I was afraid the pot would fall off the side if the wheel completely broke underneath it.

This is the kind I have under several pots and they are the best in case you’re interested in buying any. They come completely assembled too. They are just over $20 each, but well worth the money:

These below are better. The price was $37.99 for a pack of two, but they’re not as good as the one above:

But whatever you do don’t buy these. They have proved to be worthless.

They’re currently unavailable on Amazon now so that’s good. They just aren’t sturdy enough and the wheels are far skimpier than the first one.

When will I ever learn not to go for the cheapest thing first? You do get what you pay for most of the time.

It was one of my best decisions to put the big container plants on rollers. As we get older we don’t need to be lifting those heavy pots by ourselves. But has that stopped me? No.

I have always been guilty of biting off more than I can chew, and my body is paying for it.

Ivy Sleeping At The Top Of Her Cat Tower:

Look at my Ivy Lou sleeping at the top of her tower. She looks so sweet and innocent.

She pretty much lives on that cat tower now. I’m so glad I got it for her.

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  1. If you are lucky those little tomatoes are ‘Sun Gold’. They turn orange and are so delicious! They also grow very tall.

  2. do most caterpillars eventually become butterflies? I don’t have any garden space. and NO green thumb! so I shall have to google that I think. I’ve truly never thought about it before.
    I don’t know. but if you have plants and flowers that attract butterflies…
    is it possible that the attraction also even begins with the caterpillars? πŸ˜€
    probably a foolish thought. but then everything in nature is so connected! and you will sort it out I’m sure.
    I admire your tenacity and willingness to find out!
    I’m glad that little Charlie has something in his life that excites him! lol.

    1. Yes. Caterpillars hatch from the eggs of butterflies or moths. So, planting flowers to attract these beautiful pollinators means you will have caterpillars.

  3. Caterpillars are a result of the beautiful butterflies (or moths) everyone loves. They are one of the stages of the life cycle.

  4. Could be a possum or raccoon or groundhog. They’re all noctural.

    Sounds like you bought a yellow cherry tomato plant. We always buy/plant both yellow and red.

    Monkey spends much time in his cat tower, too. Clementine never sleeps in it like Monkey does; she only perches on it to look out the living room window.

  5. Brenda can the animal Charlie is trying to find be a rabbit? You said there was high thick grass was on the other side of your fence. That is great hiding place for rabbits.

  6. Yellow cherries are delicious and sweeter than red. I have good luck catching all kinds of garden critters with small pans of beer. Empty and freshen the pan each morning. It’s amazing who likes that stuff?

  7. What are the gorgeous purple/fuschia flowers in the first photo, please? Regular petunias or something else?

    Love your photos always!! πŸ™‚

  8. B~ about your catapillers..can you please post a picture of the unknown varmit.
    perhaps we avid gardeners could help with recognition of type and method to be rid of it.
    sometimes critters are carried along by strong winds, or washed from above by rains..
    I for one have had my curiousity aroused by your often mentioning of said Catapillers..
    hoping for a photo
    I’m so enjoying your garden!

  9. Can you add a picture before you transition to another topic? For example, when you were writing about pots and suddenly changed to your cat in the last paragraphs.
    Complete sentences make sense if you read them alone. I was taught to check my sentences by pretending a little green man from Mars walked into the room. When I read the sentence to him he could understand it. πŸ’•

  10. Ivy looks so sweet. You can buy fox urine on line. I know it keeps opossum away and more than likely that is what is coming on your patio!

  11. One year I got the yellow tomatoes because they were all out — I had waited too long to buy them. However, the yellow tomatoes were very good and I would get them again.
    Ivy looks so innocent when she is sleeping! (smile)

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